Hello Friends

Hello my friends,

Sorry that it has been so long since I have posted here.  I am having family issues as well as health issues.  I hope that you & your families are all doing well.  I just do not feel like creating right now.  I am organizing my scrapbook room when the puppy gives me time.

He has brought so much joy back into my life.

I love you and miss you all.  I will try to "come round" to your blogs when I can.

Hugs & Kisses

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter my friends & welcome visitors,

I can remember that at the beginning of March, I had so many plans to make lots and lots of Easter cards...sigh...that is before I got the puppy!  I have managed to make one Easter card.

It is another box card.

This card was so much fun to make!  Here is a close-up of the little bunny searching for eggs.

This is what the box card looks like unfolded.

Here is the back of the card.

Okay, one more picture..just one, I promise!  It's my puppy Duncan!

Isn't he a little darling?  He really keeps me busy!  He was not potty trained, crate trained or furniture trained when we rescued him.  Yesterday was his first "accident free" day!  Hooray Dunky!

Back to more serious things..lol!

Recipe for my card:

SVGCuts - Springtime box cards
All paper from my stash
Sentiment from stash
Quick Quote Powderpuff chalk 
Brads from stash

I am entering this box card into the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude - Challenge #13 Anything Goes
DL Art March Linky Challenge
Crafty Creations Challenges - #311 Spring Fever
Crafty Gals Corner - #64 Easter or Spring
Decorate to Celebrate - # 6 Anything Goes
Double Click Connections - Use a bunny, basket or egg!
The Paper Shelter - #241 Easter Time
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges -  Easter

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie -#40 Bunnies! 

Aud Sentiments Challenge -#151 Bingo + A Sentiment 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Bunnies are cuddly

The large and the small
But I like chocolate ones
The best of them all.

Happy Easter!


Birthday Card for my Sister

Good morning friends & welcome visitors,

Sorry I am so late posting today, I am in "puppy love".  Oh this little puppy is so sweet he is also a lot of work.  Today I spent the morning clearing off my deck and blowing it with a leaf blower because he puts every leaf he finds in his mouth.  Luckily, he will allow me to open his mouth and take it back out!  If you would like to see a photo of Duncan the pup, please go to the post below.

So I have really gotten into these box cards.  They are 'work intense" but I love the way they turn out.  Here is a card I made for my sister.  I embossed the nest with my wood emboss folder and the panels with my leaf emboss folder.  These are my two favorite "go to" embossing folders, I like to dry emboss because my hubby bought me a Cut n' Boss for my birthday and it is always fun to use!

This is what it looks like folded flat for mailing.  I love that SVGCuts gives you the file for the envelope too!

Recipe for this card:

SVGCuts - Springtime Box Cards
Paper - My Minds Eye - Fine & Dandy Patterened Paper & Bazzill
Chalking - Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalks
Embossing - leaf folder & wood folder
brads from stash

I am entering this box card into the following challenges:

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Style of Embossing & Why?
Craft Rocket Challenges - #11 Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girl Creations - Challenge #16 Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - #16 In the Garden
Connie Can Crop - Challenge #44 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper  - Anything Goes (must use patterned paper)
Crafts And Me Challenge - March Challenge- Spring
Crafty Enjoyments Challenge - #5 Easter or Spring
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #87 - St. Patrick's Day or use green
Glitter N' Sparkle - #180 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by today my friends!  I appreciate all of your comments!


Birthday Box Card for a Sweet Friend

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

I am just crazy about box cards lately.  They are very "work intensive" but so much fun to make.  Today I would like to show you a card that I made for a dear friend for her birthday.

Do you see the little red watering can behind the flowers?  It is hiding in there!

Here is a view from the top.

Recipe for this card:

SVGCuts - Country Market SVG Kit
Paper- Rooster Paper - We R Memory Country Livin'
Echo Park Dots & Stripes and Bazzill.
Chalking  - Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk
Sentiments from stash
brads from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - Stash - Paper Pattern over a year old - Rooster Paper
Fantastic Tuesday - Challenge #128 Anything Goes - Twist - Spring is in the Air

I have some news....we adopted a new puppy!  His foster family named him Rapscallion but we changed his name to Duncan!  He is a sweet handful!  He is 15 weeks old, NOT potty trained or crate trained...oh what did I get myself into?  You know I will complain but secretly I am loving every minute!  Notice he looks a lot like our beloved Lou?  He is a boxer/plott hound mix just like Louie.  

We did not plan to adopt so soon, but this little guy has had such a hard time in his short little life, we had to rescue him.  I think I will grieve for Louie the rest of my life; I also know that giving Duncan the same fun life that Louie had will ease the pain in our hearts.  I am sure you will hear all about him as he grows!